Ficus Carica Ice Crystal or Fig Ice Crystal A rare and sought-after variety, Fig Ice Crystal is a fruiting fig with deeply cut dark green foliage that’s beautifully contrasted by the light green bark. The Ice-Crystal Fig is a rare deciduous climbing fig. It is a full fruiting fig with deeply-cut dark green foliage. It has a light brown bark that looks stunning when contrasted with the dark green leaves. The leaves in autumn turn to a beautiful golden yellow colour. Despite its highly-decorative appearance, Fig Ice Crystal is most popular for its exceptional fruit that is ripe for the picking from late summer through to autumn. The figs this variety produces have dark, sweet flesh and can weigh up to 100 grams each. Also available Ficus Carica - Figs in a tree form.
Height and Spread of Ficus Carica Ice Crystal With a medium growth rate, this fig variety can grow up to 6 metres in height and 6 metres wide but can be clipped for a suitable height.
How Hardy is Ficus Carica Ice Crystal Fully hardy in the United Kingdom, this fig variety can withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees below zero.
How To Use Ficus Carica Ice Crystal The architectural interest Fig Ice Crystal brings to the landscape is undeniable: the deeply divided, jagged foliage that reminds of ice crystals (hence the name) will add texture to a mixed shrub border or act as a focus of interest in an isolated planting. This deciduous tree also boasts autumn interest when its leaves turn to a warm yellow colour.
How To Care For Ficus Carica Ice Crystal Fig Ice Crystal is easy to grow and to care for: it thrives in well-drained fertile soil, and loves a sunny position but does cope well in partial shade too. It can also be grown in a large container with great success. Since this variety flowers from June until September pruning should be done in late spring. This will keep the plant looking neat and will encourage more prolific fruit production.